University of Pennsylvania’s Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society chapter has
been recognized, for the third consecutive year, as a “Chapter of Excellence”
by the national Phi Kappa Phi organization. The university’s chapter is one of
only 19 in the nation receiving this honor for recognizing and promoting
academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the
community of scholars in service.
The chapter at IUP was founded in 1993.
Since that time, several IUP students have received competitive Phi Kappa Phi
scholarships, including a 2012 Phi Kappa Phi Walter and Adelheid Hohenstein
Fellow Award, national fellowships for graduate study, study abroad
scholarships, and Love of Learning awards.
By receiving the Chapter of Excellence distinction,
the chapter at IUP is recognized as an organization that meets frequently,
holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi’s select
scholarships, grants, and fellowships.
Founded in 1897 and
headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi inducts about 30,000
students, faculty, and professional staff members and alumni annually. Membership
is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students
and the top 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty and professional staff members and
alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest
honor society for all academic disciplines, with 300 chapters throughout the
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